Family History 101: Tips for Interviewing Your Living Relatives

Posted by Jessica Murray on October 16, 2014 in Site, Family History Month

Sharing your family’s legacy is so important for strengthening family bonds and reliving traditions that will make memories for every generation. This Family History Month, take the time to sit down with your living relatives to record important family history and maybe you’ll make some new family history research discoveries. To start, download our handy… Read more

Creative Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About Family History Month – Part Two

Posted by Jessica Murray on October 16, 2014 in Site, Family History Month

If you didn’t catch our blog last week, we’re hosting a weekly series in October in honor of Family History Month with creative ideas on getting the kids and young adults in your family excited about family history. Today we continue with three new activities you can do with little ones. 1. Little Detectives Before… Read more

Do You Have a Search Strategy?

Posted by Juliana Szucs on October 14, 2014 in Site, Family History Month

While global searches on Ancestry—whether in a search form, from your tree, or from Family Tree Maker—are great for capturing some censuses, and many other records where lots of detail has been indexed, sometimes you need to dig a little deeper to uncover new records. It’s important to remember that a global search on Ancestry… Read more

CNN Roots with Anderson Cooper: Seeing Both Sides

Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Celebrity, Research

At Ancestry, we truly believe that there is a story in every family tree—you just have to find it. Anderson Cooper is one of the rare individuals whose storied ancestors aren’t just known by him, they are known by everyone. As the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, her history is just a Wikipedia article away, so… Read more

Ancestry Weekly Roundup: October 13th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 13, 2014 in Site

Blog Posts Migration to America in the 1700s  by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Beyond Records: Adding Colour to Your Tree by Brian Gallagher What We Are Reading: October 10th Edition by Jessica Murray Free Genealogist’s Toolkit to Power Your Family History Research  by Juliana Szucs Smith Branch Out Comes to the UK. Enter to Win… Read more